Today's News

  • New Castle residents can now raise chickens in the city

    For years, residents in New Castle have not been allowed to keep livestock. That will now change but only by a hair, or feather in this case.
    After its approval, the amended livestock ordinance will allow residents to keep up to five chickens per household. There are conditions, however.

  • November to close out with trainings, Cattlemen’s meet

    Private Applicator Training
    The Henry County Extension office will host a Private Applicator Certification Training on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Henry County Extension Office. This training is for individuals who wish to purchase and apply regulated pesticides to their own farms.
    If you are a private applicator or wish to become a private applicator, this is your chance.
    For more questions, please contact me at the Henry County Extension Office at (502) 845-2811.

  • It’s almost time for the country ham project

    Country ham applications are now available. Henry County 4-H is excited to let everyone know we are participating in this program again this year.
    We are also, once again, opening this program up to adults, too. So, all ages 9 years and older can join in this great project.
    Last year we had over 100 hams hanging in our ham house.
    A heritage project, curing meat is an old tradition that was done out of necessity due to the lack of refrigeration. People would cure their meat with salt, sugar and spices.

  • The relationship between multivitamins and diabetes

    Diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body uses energy.
    More than 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes and close to one-quarter of these individuals do not know they have the disease.
    An additional 86.1 million Americans have pre-diabetes.
    Many people believe they can prevent or control these diseases by taking various dietary supplements, but that may not be the case.
    A wide variety of supplements may claim to reduce your risk of developing diabetes, help you better manage the disease or prevent it all together.  

  • Eminence Odd Fellows theft suspect heads to court in separate incident

    A separate complaint has been filed in Henry County District Court against a 58-year-old Pleasureville man already facing a charge of theft by unlawful taking, more than $10,000, according to a warrant.
    Richard D. Rynes recently waived his right to a preliminary hearing in district court, sending a case involving an alleged theft of more than $100,000 from the Eminence Lodge 140 of the International Order of the Odd Fellows to the grand jury.

  • Thanking Kentucky's veterans

    For nearly a century, our nation has paused on Nov. 11th to pay tribute to our veterans.  From the era of George Washington to now, this select group of men and women has unfailingly protected us here at home while sacrificing so much to promote and preserve freedom abroad.

  • Local Buzz, November 9, 2016

    Church Activities

    Living Waters Church invites all military and veterans to a special service honoring them, Sunday, Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m. The speaker is LTC Fred W. Bates V. Lunch provided after the service at noon at Living Waters Church, 5425 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville. For more, go to www.living-waters.org.

  • Public Records, November 9, 2016

    KSP arrests

    David Burkhead, 32, Louisville — arrested Oct. 31 at Fishermans View by Trooper Brewer for possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; and five warrants

    Larry Palmer, 48, Pleasureville — arrested Oct. 31 at North Main Street, Pleasureville, by Trooper Brewer for possession of a controlled substance, first offense, meth; and possession of drug paraphernalia

  • A dangerous duck

    By Thomas Massie, U.S. Representative

  • Recapping 14 years of roadside cleanups

    By John Logan Brent, Henry County Judge-Executive

    On Saturday, Nov. 5, more than 40 non-profit and school groups came together in a coordinated effort to pick up our county’s roadways. 

    The result was 210 miles of roadway cleaned and 1,215 bags of trash picked-up.